Friday- Isola di Capri
Lover's arches which Dolce and Gabbana ads made famous
Waiting line for the blue gratto (cave)
Due to bad weather and tides, the gratto had been closed the last few weekends so we were really lucky to get to go in
Somehow the boat fit through that tiny hole!
The color is completely natural, created by 2 sources of sunlight
View from Anacapri
Napoli is the land of limoncello
Our hike back down to the marina
Of course I was the only lunatic to go in the water
Ok I'm not crazy- this looks like me at least a little bit...
Calm after the storm
all bundled up
and yet I still went in the water...one of the most memorable swims of my life
Sunday - Pompeii
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that was buried with ash after an eruption by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD (which is still active today!) The digging up of Pompeii started in the 18th century but still 2/5 of the city is in the process of being uncovered.
I really enjoyed the visit but it was so crowded with tourists and its not even high season yet. Rumor is that the Italian government has done very little to preserve the site and its being run down by tourist traffic. After being there, I don't doubt this for a second.
artifacts from throughout the city
the main road
an original pizza oven!
The beautiful drive down the coast